The stone walls of Ireland
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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ireland -- Description and travel.

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Edition Notes

StatementAlen MacWeeney and Richard Conniff.
ContributionsConniff, Richard.
The Physical Object
Pagination144p. :
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22479151M
ISBN 100500274355
OCLC/WorldCa59151477

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